Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General Forks

DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) /

> Baron Von Hamilton Wrote:

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> On lots of older bike the manuals call for using ATF. Idk if fork oil

> was not a thing or it was hard to get or what.

Probably a case of "hey that's easy to find. have them use that" when really it doesn't matter too much as long as its not gonna foam up.

> Supposedly it is close

> to 10w and has a seal conditioning agents and anti foam properties that

> are similar to fork oil. I may still use fork oil but don’t feel like

> spending $20 to only use a little bit once. I have more than enough ATF.

> Closest light weight oil I have is 30w.

I think i'm just prone to thinking atf is nasty because of stupid Garelli clutches.

I have a mostly full bottle of 5 weight Motul fork oil I will never use if you wanna try it. I think that's way too light though.

I put 10w-30, that mobil 1 wet clutch catchall racing motorcycle schmoo, in my K10 forks and that's nowhere near stiff enough for my liking. I should try adding more fluid one of these days to see I can make them suck a little less. I think more volume helps reduce bottom-out but I also want more rebound dampening which I think can only be adjusted by oil weight on the old timey stuff without dials and knobs. I'll mess with it some more come springtime.

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  How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksTopic by: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 12/31/17 10:38AM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Mikey Antonakakis Mikey Antonakakis 12/31/17 10:46AM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 12/31/17 12:14PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 12/31/17 02:50PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) 12/31/17 02:35PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 12/31/17 02:55PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Mikey Antonakakis Mikey Antonakakis 12/31/17 03:21PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 04/05/18 07:33PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 04/05/18 09:02PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 04/05/18 10:52PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Full Tuck Full Tuck 12/31/17 03:29PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 12/31/17 08:53PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 01/03/18 01:45PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) 01/03/18 01:51PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 01/03/18 02:40PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 01/03/18 02:39PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) 01/03/18 02:57PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 01/03/18 05:01PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 01/03/18 05:37PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 01/03/18 05:57PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: P D P D 01/03/18 07:51PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 01/03/18 09:26PM
  Re: How much fork oil for Hydro General ForksRe: Baron Von Hamilton Baron Von Hamilton 01/03/18 09:53PM
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